Cost for house construction finishing works

Cost for house construction finishing works

House Construction cost for finishing works

After discussing house construction cost for grey structure of house in previous episode, in this video we will discuss about house construction cost for finishing works of house. Costing and budgeting for house construction before starting the project is very important task to carry operations smoothly. One should have the basic idea about construction cost which can be helpful in making a roadmap for construction specially if one has budget constraints. Our team has calculated estimated per square foot costs for different materials required during finishing works of a house.

Labor contract

A contract in which owner procures material and supervises labor on self help basis. A labor contractor is responsible for arranging required labor to carry out construction procedures. House Construction cost is this case is all in hands of owner himself. Final house construction cost will depend upon how well the owner has managed construction process both in regards of material procurement and labor procurement. In this video we will discuss construction cost for this method.

Construction contract type: Labor rate contract

Construction grade: A grade compliance to all technical & engineering specifications (Visit this page to see actual finished house for which this costing is based upon)

Sample project

10 Marla (250 sq.yd) 5 Bedrooms house

Covered area 3400 sq.ft

Item wise per square foot cost calculations


Electric items 110 Rs/sq.ft


110 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 374000 Rs

Details of Materials:

-Wiring any good brand in which 3/.029 price range is up to Rs 1350/coil

-Ceiling down lights SMD or COB price range up to Rs 250/light

-Switchboards in any China brand in which 6/8 gang price range is up to Rs 700

-Exhaust fans Kitchens & Baths in any good brand price range up to Rs 2000/fan

-Wall fancy lights 2 in each room price range up to Rs 1000 each

-UPS wiring in same material used for general wiring

-Intercom standard voice only up to Rs 3500

-Outdoor lights 2 on each side price range up to Rs 1000 each

-Fanoos/Chandelier for DD & TV lounge price range up to Rs 15000 each

Wood items 170 Rs/sq.ft


170 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 578000 Rs

-Door frame/chogath in any wood up to Rs 1600/c.ft

-Doors engineered/frame in any wood up to Rs 2600/c.ft

-Main Door solid/engineered in same wood

-Jamb frames ready made in ½’’ palai wood

-Architrave/borders ready made up to Rs 18/ft.

-Door handles imported up to Rs 1600/handle

-Other standard hardware including hinges, latches, magnet catcher etc

-Italian kitchen/wardrobes in UV sheets price range up to Rs 6000

-Back boxes in MDF/Lasani any good local brand price range up to Rs 1700/sheet

-Media walls & other required wood works of any kind in solid wood/MDF

Tiles 165 Rs/sq.ft


165 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 561000 Rs

-Floor tiles 24’’x24’’ upto Rs 1200/sq.m

-Entrance lobby tiles up to Rs 2000/sq.m

-Washroom tiles up to 7ft height imported price range up to 1600 Rs/sq.m

-Outdoor floor tiles 16”x16” up to Rs 1000/sq.m

-Kitchen counter top tiles imported up to Rs 2500/sq.m

-Elevation tiles imported up to Rs 1400/sq.m


Paint 90 Rs/sq.ft


90 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 306000 Rs

-Primer coating of any good company

-3 coats of filling(wall putty) of any good company

-Indoor Plastic emulsion paint of any good company

-Outdoor 3 coats of weather shield paint without base filling

-Distemper white on false ceilings without filling


Polish 20 Rs/sq.ft


20 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 68000 Rs

-Shellac (lakh dana) local

-Polish lacquer of any good company

-Polish sealer of any good company

-Spirit, kerosene oil local

Sanitary items 125 Rs/sq.ft


125 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 425000 Rs

-Ceramic Bowls up/down vanities in self made concrete slabs any good brand up to Rs 4000 with granite tops up to Rs 400/sq.ft

-Bathroom accessories (towel rod, soap dish, tissue holder etc) imported brand up to Rs 4000/set

-Steel fixtures (hand mixer, shower set etc) good brand up to Rs 15000/set

-Ceramic fixtures (commodes, water closets) good brand up to Rs 11000/piece

-Kitchen sinks imported up to Rs 10000

-Kitchen taps imported up to Rs 5000

-Other indoor and outdoor plumbing hardware (bottle traps, waste pipes, covers, taps etc.) locally available.

Granite 40 Rs/sq.ft


40 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 136000 Rs

-Staircase slabs up to Rs 400/sq.ft

-Kitchen counter slabs up to Rs 400/sq.ft

-Other marble/granite required in washrooms, sill levels etc Rs 200/sq.ft

Items with Materials rates per square feet for house covered areas

False ceiling 42 Rs/sq.ft


42 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 142800 Rs

-Item rate with material or surface area rate will be between 60 Rs/sq.ft to 65 Rs/sq.ft

-Any desired design

-Straight measurement wall to wall

Aluminum windows 42 Rs/sq.ft


42 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 142800 Rs

-Windows surface area rate in any good brand 1.3 gauge with clear 5 mm glass in silver color up to Rs 330/sq.ft


Railings 11 Rs/sq.ft


11 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 37400 Rs

-Simple SS railings for staircase for single floor and outdoor railings up to Rs 1100/ft.


Safety grills 16 Rs/sq.ft


16 Rs x 3400 sq.ft = 54400 Rs

-3 sootar steel rods any design up to Rs 125/sq.ft


Main Steel gate 15 Rs/sq.ft


15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 51000 Rs

-Made in MS(mild steel) sheets 16 gauge surface area rate up to Rs 500/sq.ft


Steel stairs spiral 15 Rs/sq.ft


15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 51000 Rs

-Spiral stairs 2’3’’ wide step, hand rail 2’’ 18 gauge, center pipe 4” dia gauge 18


Wooden floor 10 Rs/sq.ft


10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 34000 Rs

-Wooden floor with material 8 mm laminated Malaysian for drawing room only price range up to Rs 125/sq.ft


Wallpapers 15 Rs/sq.ft


15 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 51000 Rs

-Imported China/Malaysian wallpaper 1 wall each in Maximum 5 rooms price range up to Rs 3000/roll


Fireplace 05 Rs/sq.ft


05 Rs x 3400 sq.ft. = 17000 Rs

-In 1 or two rooms maximum

-Made in steel body

Other items

Guard Salary 22 Rs/sq.ft


22 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 74800 Rs

Taxes 05 Rs/sq.ft


5 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Electricity bills 07 Rs/sq.ft


07 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 23800 Rs

Random expenditures 10 Rs/sq.ft


10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 34000 Rs


Electric labor 12 Rs/sq.ft


12 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 40800 Rs

Plumber 10 Rs/sq.ft


10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 34000 Rs

Tile mason 50 Rs/sq.ft


50 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 17000 Rs

Carpenter 60 Rs/sq.ft


60 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 204000 Rs

Painter 60 Rs/sq.ft


60 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 204000 Rs

Polish 10 Rs/sq.ft


10 Rs x 3400 sq.ft= 34000 Rs

Let us see what will be the total house construction cost of finishing works:

S#ItemCost per sq.ftTotal approximate price(Pak Rs)
1Electric items110374000
2Wood items170578000
6Sanitary items125425000
8False ceiling42142800
9Aluminum windows42142800
11Safety grills1654400
12Main steel gate1551000
13Spiral stairs1551000
14Wooden floor1034000
17Guard salary2274800
19Electricity bills517000
21Electric labor1240800
23Tile mason50170000
26Polish labor1034000
 TOTAL COST11363,865,800

In case your house is not 10 marla:

House size (marla)Usual Covered Areas(sq.ft)Total cost (Pak Rs)


-Possible ±5% Variation is possible in cost

-Skills required to achieve this cost:

-Past experience

-Quality & honest labor

-Labor management skills

-Quality, timely & cost effective material procurement

-Factors such as construction inexperience, unusual covered areas, frequent wear & tears, fraudulent labor etc can effect this cost figure

-Hire professional company that will add a figure of 150 Rs/sq.ft maximum as margin.

About The Author

Mohsin Munir
Holding a degree in BS EE (Electrical engineering) and astounding knowledge of house construction business since 2010, wide experience and relevant expertise in the construction business. Believe in research based strategy while holding a distinguished position in the construction market. Started at a small scale in 2010 and recognised among the top builders and contractors in Pakistan now, especially among the expatriates and overseas Pakistanis who always trusted in our commitment and services.

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